Computer Architecture I

5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1DT038

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Code
1DT038
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science G1F, Technology G1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 18 March 2008
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

Algebra I, Algorithms and Data Structures I or the equivalent.

Learning outcomes

The students should be able to give a thorough description of the structure and function of a computer in terms of parts like its control unit, I/O system, and memory system. The students should also be able to write elementary programs in assembly language.

Content

The von Neumann architecture, RISC and CISC architectures. Assembly programming. Machine operations and instructions. Memory organisation, buses, I/O. Components of the CPU, the control unit.

Instruction

Lectures and assignments.

Assessment

The theoretical part covers 3 credits and is examined with exam. The practical part covers 2 credits and is examined with assignments.

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